A Florida appeals court reinstated the congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, staying a lower court’s order while the state’s appeal continues.
A Tallahassee judge lifted a stay in a Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering election officials to begin using a map that preserves a Black congressional district in North Florida. The new map, drawn by a Harvard professor, only affects the North Florida congressional districts, re-instating a Duval-to-Gadsden 5th Congressional District to protect Black voters’ ability to […]
A 2nd Judicial Circuit Court judge struck down Jacksonville’s congressional districts in a ruling against Florida’s redistricting process.
Civil-rights groups sued Jacksonville for allegedly racially gerrymandering its City Council districts in its new redistricting plan.
Voting rights groups and individuals suing Florida over its congressional maps asked a Tallahassee court to block new Northeast Florida congressional districts that would make it harder for Jacksonville’s Black voters to elect their preferred candidates.
A new lawsuit alleges Florida’s redistricting plan, passed Thursday on a party-line vote, will reduce Black voting power in North Florida, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area and that the map was drawn to favor Republican candidates.
While Democrats staged a sit-in and led chants, the Florida Legislature approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional map, which will further Republican gains and eliminate a Black ability-to-elect district in Jacksonville.
The Florida Legislature begins its special redistricting session today with a mandate fto pass Gov. Ron DeSantis’ preferred congressional map, which would maximize Republican advantages.
The Florida redistricting special session will allow Gov. Ron DeSantis to submit his own maps, with the legislature deferring to DeSantis.
Mayor Lenny Curry signed Jacksonville’s controversial redistricting plan that activists say disenfranchises Black voters by packing them into a few City Council districts.